I am Victoria Ushkanova 

I am a photographer and visual artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

I was born in Grozny. I grew up in Moscow where I studied art.


I have 19 years of experience in photography.

I love yoga and try to be conscious in this world.

My photography is a vision and a connection with humanity.

                 Selected by FRESH EYES (is presenting the greatest photography talents from Europe)/GUP Magazine

               New Dutch Photography Talent 2019 /GUP Magazine
              Winner of the Nikon Photo Contest 2017 Professional Portrait Category Russia.

 You can order a photo session, to support me as an artist.





Victoria Ushkanova CV

 Photographer and media Artist studied art and fashion photography. 

       Art / Work Experience



 2019     Editorial photoshoot for Netflix


 2019     Portraits of Netflix writers


 2019      Group exhibition in De Markten, in Brussels, 12 Sep - 21 Oct. 

                                       Curator Sanne Schim van der Loeff ( World Press Photo Foundation) and Fonds Pascal Decroos



 2019      Selected Fresh Eyes Photo /GUP Magazine, The Book Launched at Photo Basell and Les Rencontres De La Photographie, Arles.


 2018      Selected for the "New Dutch Photographer Talent 2019»/GUP Magazine, Melkweg Gallery  Amsterdam


 2017      "Marina" Winner 1 place Nomination "Professionals Portrait" Nikon ''At the Heart of the Image -2017'' / Nikon Russia


 2015       Unseen Photo Fair & Festival  / participant  Video art "Typology" 13 min / Amsterdam


 2013       Videodance "Displacement"/ participant EXTRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL/ 35 mm Moscow


 2013       Videodance "Displacement"/ Performance Art Festival/ Open-Air Stage Theatre Moscow


 2013       Collaboration/ Koktebel Art Residence /Krym


 2013       Collaboration with artist Kseniya Sorokina/ Video/ 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art


 2013       Video / River Scene a project by Wiliam Speakman and Theo Tegelaers(TAAK Amsterdam)/ Nikola-Lenivets

                                         5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art


 2012.09   Video Art/ William Parke, Patricia Parker/ Residence Nikola-lenivets/ Russia


 2012.07   Collaborate with Ksenia Sorokina/ Video/ START Project, WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow


 2012.07   ARTIST'S BODY/ performance Victoria Ushkanova / MMOMA Moscow/

                                        Biennale Young Art/ http://juliafertig.de/?p=421


 2012.08   Collaboration with Performers from the school TSEKH-Moscow


 2012.05   Laboratory KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV / PLATFORMA project / Media performance 

                                         WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow      


 2012.03   Collaboration, documentation of project Niwa Yoshinori / Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan/  MMOMA Moscow


 2011         Video art ‘Fishway’ collaboration with composer Anna Mikhailova/ Media Table May/ MediaArtLab -Moscow


 2011         Cinematographer/ Independent film


 2010         Collaborate with Ksenia Sorokina/ Video/ START project WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow



      Photography workshop


                 http://fotodepartament.ru :


 2012          WANDERING FORMS/ Alina Belishkina


 2012           Potential acute// Alina Belishkina


 2011           PHOTOGRAPHY. OBJECTIFICATION OF THE VOID/Alina Belishkina                


 2011           The Nordic Photography: Experience Self-portrait LINA SCHEYNIUS                 


 2010           International Summer Photo workshop/ WANESSA WINSHIP,

                                         UK, Agence VU Storytelling: Portrait Within the Environment


 2008           International Summer Photoworkshop PAVEL SAMOKHVALOV


 2009-2010   Workshop Art Director/ VGIK/ Russian State University of Cinematography



      Art workshops


 2013            Art Project by Theo Tegelaers/TAAK.ME and William Speakman.

                                            A three-day journey on the Ugra River in Russia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE5FNccafO0


 2013             Koktebel Art Residence


 2012.08        Collaboration with Performers from the school TSEKH-Moscow/Video


 2012.09         Art Residence Nikola-lenivets/ William Parke/ Patricia Parker /Video


 21012            ImPulsTanz 2012/Benoît LACHAMBRE/ Angélique WILLKIE/Linda RABIN /Workshops


 2011–2012     MMOMA/Laboratory of Performance Media


 2011–2012     MMOMA/School of Contemporary Art "Free Workshops»


 2011-2011       WACADEMY/ OLGA Shishko Media Art


 2010–2011     Moscow Museum Of Modern Art School /MMOMA of Contemporary Art  "Free Workshops"


 2000-2004      MGUS Institute for Applied Design, Art and Fashion photography


 1997-2000      MGUS Institute for Applied Design, costume design (ba)


      Work experience


  2019     Portraits of Netflix writers


  2019    Photoshoot for Flirty Creativity  Ad agency


  2013.. until now - Documentation of project, events and portrait for cultural platform http://www.taak.me/ 

                          - Series of portraits


 2008-2013      Photographer, Burda Publishing House Moscow, editorial covers fashion for magazine ‘’GIRL’’ and other magazines